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Run a Halloween race

Run a Halloween race

ATLANTA -- Fall is in the air, Halloween candy has begun to grace grocery store shelves and it's time to start training for a spooky race.

Several metro Atlanta 5Ks, 10Ks and more carry Halloween themes during this time of year. Here is a list of some of the area's fall runs.

(There is also still time to register for many of the upcoming Christmas and holiday runs in the Atlanta area! Check Active and Run Georgia year-round for more races.)

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

ATLANTA -- On Monday, Canongate Golf rolled out an initiative to get Georgians to go outside and play -- preferably on the links -- this summer.

This "Play" platform encourages metro Atlanta residents to spend some time outdoors, now that summer break is in full swing. The movement centers around an Environmental Protection Agency statistic, which says that Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.

"At Canongate, we believe that golf can truly have a positive impact on the quality of life and have seen its effects firsthand through our members," Canongate Golf president and CEO Joe Guerra said in a statement. "We have challenged ourselves to create an array of programs and packages that make the sport more accessible and enjoyable for the entire family."

To celebrate the Play program, Canongate is giving locals a chance to win a free one-year membership to any of its 23 clubs throughout the metro area.

PowerTaps to kick up their heels on 11Alive

PowerTaps to kick up their heels on 11Alive

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The centuries-old tradition of clogging is alive and well at PowerTaps on Arnold Mill Road.

Dancers with the Woodstock-based clogging program will be featured on 11Alive this Friday, when the morning show broadcasts live from the Elm Street Cultural Arts Center across from Woodstock City Park. They'll perform throughout the show.

The public is invited to join the live audience between 4:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. For those who want to do more than watch, clogging classes begin this September.

"You are never too old to learn how to clog!" said Ryan Rickard with PowerTaps. "Whether you've clogged before and want to try it again or if you have never clogged before, we have a class for you."

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

 

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- The Hickory Flat Optimist Club recently presented the Cherokee County Special Olympics Program with a donation of $2,000. 

The funds will be used to purchase uniforms and pay for registration fees for statewide competitions.  

The Cherokee County Special Olympics took more than 80 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics State Games over the weekend at Emory University.